Corona continues infection spree with 2,547 fresh cases 18 more die

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has recorded another one-day highest Covid-19 infection toll since July 13 with 2,547 cases, said the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) on Thursday.

According to the NCOC, as many as 18 more fatalities were also recorded, taking the country's death toll to 7,248. About 36,899 tests were conducted across the country in the last 24 hours, of which 2,547 came out positive, taking the country’s tally for cases so far reported to 365,927. The positivity rate increased up to 6.9 percent during the last twenty-four hours.

The number of active coronavirus cases in Pakistan reached 32,000. As per the official data, Punjab is leading with the most number of active cases, 13,754, followed by Sindh with 11,960 cases, Islamabad with 6,132, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) with 3,025, Azad Jammu and Kashmir with 947, Balochistan with 841 and Gilgit Baltistan has 240 active cases.

As for the death toll, a total of 2,764 deaths have occurred in Sindh, 2,519 in Punjab, 1,138 in KP, 265 in Islamabad, 157 in Balochistan, 132 in AJK and 93 deaths have been reported from GB. - TLTP